There are 4 ways to get from Champaign to Carbondale by train, car, plane, taxi or bus

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Train  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Carbondale Amtrak City Of New Orleans / ...

$35 - $95

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Champaign to Carbondale 200.9 miles

$19 - $29

Fly to Cape Girardeau, taxi  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Cape Girardeau (CGI) CMI - CGI
  2. Take a taxi from Cape Girardeau to Carbondale

$339 - $1,102

Fly to Paducah, bus  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Paducah (PAH) CMI - PAH
  2. Take the bus from Paducah, Ky to Carbondale

$240 - $990

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The cheapest way to get from Champaign to Carbondale is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Champaign to Carbondale is to train which costs $35 - $95 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak and arriving at Carbondale Amtrak. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 47 min.

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The distance between Champaign and Carbondale is 174 miles. The road distance is 200.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Champaign to Carbondale without a car is to train which takes 2 h 47 min and costs $35 - $95.

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The train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Carbondale Amtrak takes 2 h 47 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Champaign to Carbondale train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak station.

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There is no direct flight from Champaign Airport to Cape Girardeau Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 17 min and has one stopover.

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  • Distance: 174.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 47 min

What companies run services between Champaign, IL, USA and Carbondale, IL, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Champaign to Carbondale 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $95 and the journey takes 2 h 47 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Champaign to Cape Girardeau via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Champaign to Cape Girardeau via Chicago O'Hare, Quincy
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Champaign to Paducah via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Carbondale Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Paducah, Ky to Carbondale
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35
Other operators
Taxi from Cape Girardeau to Carbondale
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180

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